Norfolk youth project awarded £333,593 over three years
PUBLISHED: 14:35 13 June 2019 | UPDATED: 14:35 13 June 2019
An award-winning Norfolk youth project has been awarded National Lottery funding of £333,593 over three years.
The Holt Youth Project has been held up as a beacon of community-run youth work, supporting youngsters to reach their full potential.
Kevin Abbs, chairman of the trustees, said: "This is so vital in our objectives of 2019 where we have taken back the project to the people of north Norfolk from the previous partnership with Ormiston Families.
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"Our lottery award will deliver the Positive Choices Programme to children and young people across north Norfolk, as well as a new programme supporting 18-30, young adults with emotional issues."
The project started at manager and founder, Julie Alford's home 33 years ago, and it moved to a purpose-built centre at Old Station Way in 2004.
Its activities include youth clubs for six to 18-year-olds and support for young carers through respite, activities, and advice.